Obtaining Compensation For Medical Malpractice Victims Since 1985

When patients place their faith in a physician, they expect the highest form of professionalism and an opportunity to regain their health. Negligence on the part of a health care provider can be physically, emotionally and financially devastating. Along with your loss of trust and potentially diminished health, mounting medical bills and other setbacks can pile up. That's why it's important to work with an experienced Virginia medical malpractice lawyer.

At Spicer, Olin & Associates, P.C., our determined personal injury attorneys are prepared to hold negligent parties accountable for your losses. We will remove the burden of navigating insurance company bureaucracies and judicial system obstacles so you can focus on regaining your health and a secure future. We have been fighting to get fair, full compensation for people in Montgomery, Giles, Radford City, Floyd and Pulaski counties for more than 30 years.

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice In Virginia?

Under Virginia law, medical malpractice is a type of breach of contract in which personal injuries or wrongful death are caused due to a health care provider's services to a patient. In simple terms, you agreed to treatment under the expectation that medical standards and practices were going to be adhered to and they were not. As a result of the negligence, you were harmed in some fashion. Some of the more common forms of medical malpractice include the following.

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Nursing home abuse, including nontreatment, medication mistakes and improper practices
  • Negligence that impacts pregnancy, children and birth defects
  • Improperly administered medication
  • Prescription errors
  • Facility incurred infections
  • Surgical mistakes such as incorrect procedures and objects left in the body
  • Failure to properly diagnose conditions

In Virginia, the burden of proof for malpractice falls on the victim. That makes fighting for rightful compensation an uphill battle for many injured parties and may require a legal team that resolves such cases on a regular basis.

Work With An Experienced Virginia Medical Malpractice Law Firm

Although victims of medical malpractice may face difficult legal hurdles, working with attorneys who successfully resolve and litigate these cases can make a world of difference. Our legal team will put together a formidable case that may result in the insurance company settling rather than risk a trial. If they won't be reasonable, we'll see them in court.

If you have suffered a loss due to the carelessness of a medical practitioner, contact Spicer, Olin & Associates, P.C., at our Blacksburg offices by calling 540-315-8799 or emailing us online for a case evaluation.